Il lui faut quelques heures pour dire son mot. Nez d'abord discret, on devine ensuite le poivre blanc, les cerises et un peu de champignons/terre humide. Bouche bien élégante quoiqu'un peu courte avec une acidité éthérée. Bien jolis sans qu'il n'y ait de coup de coeur. ****
I wanted to taste the first of my six bottles to see where this wine is currently. Opened 3 hours before tasting with a small pour into a glass to increase surface area in the bottle (no decant). I was pleasantly surprised by how great this is drinking now. While it will be incredible in 10 more years, its nobility is shining through. An expressive nose of bright red fruit (a blend of warmed strawberries, raspberries, and a ting of cranberry), with wonderful underbrush, mushroom, and minerality that will only express more with time in the cellar. Exact purity in the glass with a lingering finish with cinnamon spice on the finish. There is a tannic structure on the finish to suggest this can age long term, but the tannin is not offensive to keep you from drinking it now. So glad I have more to taste over the years.
Cork popped out 8 hrs prior to serving, but not decanted. Immediate love on the nose, delicate and perfumed raspberry and spice, florals, and subtle earthy undertones. Spry and full of understated elegance on the palate, maintaining the red fruited themes on the nose, but less giving, certainly due to the young age of the wine or perhaps this is slumbering a bit. Solid tension and grip, good coverage. Closes a tad firm but with cleansing, savory quality that made this NSG deceptively easy to drink. Could really be something in a decade plus and thanks to WB for conforming the quality of the producer. My first go with Faivleley and certainly not the last. A very positive experience.
Clear medium ruby, slow tears. Clean, medium- intensity nose of simple red fruit with a slight forest note. Developing. Very subdued red fruit and not much else on the palate. Medium+ body, medium+ alcohol, medium+ acidity, very grippy tannins. Closed up tight at this tasting.
Domaine Faiveley continues to deliver ...: Mike and I loved this wine at a similar Faiveley tasting two years ago. Here, to me, it had retreated a little into its shell, compared to that glossier, sleeker version. However, even with 18 hours air, the sheer class of this wine, and its NSG signature, was obvious. A bouquet of spicy dark cherries and other dark berries, with savoury aromas, earth, gun smoke and underbrush. A serious, classically proportioned wine on the palate, dark and brooding. Dense, rich and powerful with dark berry and earthy flavours, seeming to be beginning to shut down. Excellent acid and tannin structure, elegant and long. With 5-10 years cellar time this wine should become a really special NSG.
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(Faiveley Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Les PorÍts Saint-Georges) Cask sample - medium cherry red color; oak, baking spice, tart cherry nose; focused, rich, baking spice, tart cherry, tart baked cherry palate; needs 8-plus years; medium-plus finish 91-93 points
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